It’s time for a little break folks.  Since November 2005 I’ve managed to balance blogging with my teaching and research.  Right now I simply have too much on my plate.  I have two major research projects that need to be completed by September, including the Crater manuscript and an annotated collection of the letters of Capt. John C. Winsmith who served in the 5th South Carolina.  In addition, I need to finish a chapter for an edited collection on the demobilization of the Army of Northern Virginia, as well as a few book reviews and encyclopedia entries, and prepare a talk for a conference in Philly in June.   

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.  I look forward to returning to the blogosphere re-energized and with a great deal to discuss.  Have a wonderful summer.

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  1. Kevin,

    Good luck! Blogging breaks are a necessity. I may have to do something similar this summer—or sooner.

    – TL

  2. You will feel even better about returning to blogging when you have given these important projects the attention they deserve. Best wishes, Tim

  3. Kevin,

    Sorry to see you go, but I’m sure you will be back. Once the blogging bug hits, it’s tough to shake for good. As you said when I left blogging in early 2007, I don’t always agree with what you say, but I routinely find your posts thought-provoking and I visit Civil War Memory quite often.

    Brett

  4. Shame to see you have to break, though I certainly understand your reasons for doing so. My blog reading will miss one of its daily standards. Best of luck.

    Patrick

  5. I read CW Memory daily. Enjoy your break.
    Yours resentfully,
    A faithful reader

  6. Thanks again guys. Rest assured that I have every intention of returning in August.

  7. Just found your blog today and looked at some of your earlier postings.

    I’ll be looking forward to the time you start posting again. In the meantime, I’ll look back over your earlier posts.

  8. and here I was bragging about your machine-like blogging pace just yesterday. good luck with all the projects and I am looking forward to next Fall.

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